BY DPPS,KAKAMEGA,15TH DEC 2021-A section of leaders from western Kenya have urged residents in the region to resist attempts by some individuals to divide them along party lines so as to achieve their selfish ends.
They said there were deliberate plans by some leaders to use regional parties to divide them and weaken their bargaining power with United Democratic Alliance (UDA), a party with national outlook.
The leaders included MPs John Waluke (Sirisia), Benjamin Washiali (Mumias East) and Didmus Barasa (Kimilili).
Others were LSK President Nelson Havi, former Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa and former Kakamega senator Bonny Khalwale.
“We want to make it clear that the formation of the new Democratic Action Party of Kenya associated with Cabinet Secretary Eugine Wamalwa is part of the elaborate scheme to divide our people and weaken our support for UDA that has national outlook,” said Mr Barasa.
They said Opposition leader Raila Odinga was using the small parties in the region to divide them so as to achieve his selfish agenda in 2022.